The Arab world is a rich compound of many and different influences.
Various ethnic, linguistic and religious
groups live in the Arab region.
- Arabic language and Islam stand for its main cultural
characteristics. The Arab people, spread over a huge area, benefit from common
links of history. The Arabs (21 countries) consider to be part of one nation
- The Arab people are united through their participation in the
League of Arab States.
- Agriculture is the main economic activity. The most
important food crops are wheat, barley, rice, maize and millet; mainly consumed within the
Arab region, while cotton, sugarcane, sugar beets and sesame are exported as cash crops.
- Only some Arab countries have petroleum and natural gas resources. Other natural resources
in Arab countries are iron-ore, lead, phosphate, cobalt and manganese.
- Saudi Arabia is the strongest economy
of Arab world. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the top Arab economy; is the 11th major economy of Asia (followed by
Egypt and Algeria)
- Qatar is the richest developing country in the world (Gross
domestic product per capita)
The Arab League, or League of the Arab States, is a regional organization of Arab
states in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa). The League of Arab
States was formed in 1945 in Cairo (Egypt) with
6 members: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Syria. Yemen joined
the League of Arab States in 1945.
The Arab League
has 22 members: Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and
The League of Arab States is implicated in political, economic,
cultural, and social programs
intended to promote the interests of
Arab member economies.
Example of the course League of Arab States :
The League of Arab States is rich in resources, with immense oil and natural gas resources.
The Arab League also has great fertile lands (South of Sudan, the food basket of the Arab world).
MENA region (Middle East and North Africa)
- Middle East: Bahrain, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Palestine (the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip and West Bank), Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen,
North African countries: Algeria,
Egypt, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia.
The MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) has huge reserves of petroleum and natural gas that make it a
indispensable source of global economic stability. The MENA region has 70%
oil reserves and
46% of the natural gas reserves of the world
Arab people use the Arabic language. Farsi, the language of Iran, and Urdu, the language of Pakistan and some parts of India, are written in the Arabic script.
The influence of Arabic language has been most important in Islamic countries. Arabic
influence in otherr languages: Sindhi, Punjabi, Gujarati, Berber, Kurdish, Pashto, Persian, Swahili, Urdu, Hindustani, Turkish, Cypriot Greek, Malay, Rohingya, Bengali, Tagalog
(the Philippines) or Indonesian.
EENI in Arabic:
ماجستير في التجارة الخارجية و التسويق الدولي